Thanksgiving in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on Thanksgiving in the U.S.

This dossier provides insight on Thanksgiving in the United States. The major U.S. holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November each year. On that day, family and friends usually gather together for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, where turkey plays a central role.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Importance of celebrating Thanksgiving among Americans 2018

    • Main Thanksgiving company of Americans in 2018

    • Preferred location for celebrating Thanksgiving among Americans 2018

    • Meaning of Thanksgiving to Americans in 2018

  • 2. Turkey
    • Total number of turkeys produced in the U.S. 1999-2019

    • U.S. retail price of turkey 1995-2019

    • Thanksgiving: appropriate price for a pound of fresh/frozen turkey in the U.S. 2018

    • Per capita turkey consumption in the U.S. 2015-2028

  • 3. Thanksgiving meal
    • Popular Thanksgiving meal times among U.S. consumers 2018

    • Thanksgiving dinner menu plans among U.S. consumers 2018

    • Average cost of a Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. 1990-2020

    • Average cost of ingredients for a Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. 2020

    • Thanksgiving: planned spending on sweets and decorations in the U.S. 2018

  • 4. Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping
    • U.S. consumers planning to shop on Thanksgiving weekend by day 2017-2019

    • Share of U.S. consumers shopping on Black Friday 2015-2020

    • Shopping channels consumers plan to use on Thanksgiving Day U.S. 2017-2019

    • Brick-and-mortar: Thanksgiving Day's peak shopping hours 2019

    • Brick-and-mortar: Black Friday's peak shopping hours among U.S. consumers 2018

    • Number of stores U.S. consumers plan to visit on Black Friday 2018

    • Black Friday: expected discount rates among U.S. consumers 2018

    • Black Friday spending plans compared to the past year in the U.S. 2020

    • Black Friday/Cyber Monday wish list U.S. 2018

    • Black Friday: items purchased on impulse by U.S. consumers 2018

  • 5. Thanksgiving travel
    • Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the U.S. from 2005 to 2020

    • Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the U.S., by mode 2013-2020

    • Share of Thanksgiving holiday travelers in the U.S. in 2020, by mode

    • Leading airports for U.S. travelers at Thanksgiving 2019

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